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McDermott & Bull Finds Director of Supply Chain for MeriCal

IRVINE, California, February 3, 2017McDermott & Bull, the 29th largest executive search firm in the Americas and the fastest-growing firm within the Hunt Scanlon Top 50 Recruiters list, is proud to announce the successful appointment of Alfredo Saenz as Director of Supply Chain with MeriCal, an industry leader in the research and development, production, and packaging of high quality nutritional supplement products.

This executive recruiting engagement was conducted by Brandon Biegenzahn, Co-Chair of the Private Equity Practice; Michelle Davis, Associate Principal Consultant; and Brittany Rausch, Recruiting Associate at McDermott & Bull.  According to Biegenzahn, “Alfredo is the perfect fit for this role and for this institution.  With a twenty-year track record of success managing inventory, Alfredo understands forecasting processes, and he is an expert at S&OP analyses.  He represents the optimal blend of supply chain expert and data-driven business person.”

McDermott & Bull’s robust search process identified more than 150 candidates throughout California, presenting a diverse and elite slate of supply chain experts to MeriCal’s executive management team.  Each candidate embodied the technical skillset MeriCal was seeking, and brought diversity of thought to the interview process.  The end result was absolutely ideal for MeriCal – the right technical fit, and most importantly, the right cultural fit with philosophical alignment regarding supply chain.  McDermott & Bull and MeriCal partnered seamlessly on this engagement completing the search process in 51 days.

Saenz will plan and oversee the alignment and optimization of supply chain processes and systems across all of MeriCal’s facilities.  Prior to joining MeriCal, he spent 11 years with Lexmark, followed by nine years with Toshiba America.  Saenz earned his undergraduate degree and MBA from Drake University.  He is also a Six Sigma Green Belt and he has two APICS certifications.

About MeriCal

MeriCal is a recognized industry leader in the production and packaging of high‐quality nutritional supplement products.  Founded in 1965, the Company provides value‐added contract manufacturing and custom bottling and packaging services, along with a broad range of laboratory support services to several of the most recognized retailers and nutritional supplement brands in the industry.

With more than 1,000 SKUs, MeriCal offers an array of services ranging from contract manufacturing to complete turnkey production of private label products for some of the industry’s retail and vitamin giants.  In October of 2016, MeriCal received a capital investment by Linden, LLC, a leading healthcare private equity firm, positioning MeriCal to supercharge its growth trajectory.

For more information, please visit www.merical.com.

About Linden Capital Partners

Linden Capital Partners is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused exclusively on leveraged buyouts in the healthcare and life sciences industries.  Linden’s strategy is based upon three elements: i) healthcare and life science industry specialization, ii) integrated private equity and operating expertise, and iii) strategic relationships with large corporations.  Linden invests in middle market platforms in the medical products, specialty distribution, pharmaceutical, and services segments of healthcare.

For more information, please visit www.lindenllc.com.

About McDermott & Bull

McDermott & Bull has been redefining expectations within the world of executive search since 2001.  The firm’s practice leaders, all of whom have substantial executive experience, are uniquely positioned to address the dynamic leadership demands of public and private companies across nearly every industry.  With the advent of MB Interim Leaders in 2011, McDermott & Bull is powerfully equipped to service both the permanent and interim needs of its clients.  Respected companies including Aramark, CoreLogic, Epson America, Hyundai Capital America, In-N-Out Burger, Kaiser Aluminum, Unified Grocers, Western Federal Credit Union (UNIFY Financial Credit Union), Broadcom, Cisco Systems, Chicken of the Sea, Western Digital, Golden State Foods, Google, Panda Restaurant Group, Honda Center/Anaheim Ducks, Comerica Bank, Union Bank, as well as portfolio companies owned by private equity firms such as Riverside Company, Sun Capital Partners, ClearLight Partners, Swander Pace Capital, Chicago Growth Partners, Atar Capital, and Riordan, Lewis & Hayden, have all partnered with McDermott & Bull.  Additionally, the firm’s Executive Network program provides valuable resources for and offers opportunities to build meaningful relationships with thousands of C-Suite and VP-level executives throughout the country.